The term utilized as the proper name for the Lorath's society is the 'Lorath Matriarchy'. As indicated by this title, the Lorath have a matriarchal society centralized around the rule provided by a matriarch, dubbed the 'Xiaah' or 'Queen'. Ruling alongside the Xiaah is a 'High Priest', which is often the brother or close relative to the Xiaah, and her mate. The High Priest is the spiritual and scientific leader of the Lorath people, while the Xiaah presides over matters of practicality such as military doctrine, political arrangements, and other vital workings of Lorath society. Directly beneath the Xiaah and High Priest are a group of council leaders. Three council leaders are selected, one to represent each caste of the Lorath, these individuals serve as a bridge between the Lorath people, and their leaders.
Currently, the Lorath primarily focus on the use of the Heiwa Electronic Credit for foreign and tracked trade. However, the Lorath traditionally utilize a barter system, or the exchange of raw materials or items of value. Commodities such as copper, nickel, silver, platinum, and gold are often exchanged for services, however, it is not unheard of to exchange something as simple as a shiny stone in exchange for a small service or a cheap item.
Lorath social hierarchy often places eldest or most experienced females in a position of power within families and social situations. However, in some social situations, males are perceived as equal or superior. Males are considered superior in matters of science, military planning, and religion.
Often, the Lorath incorporate a proper title into their name, often like the practice of referring to individuals with doctrines as 'Doctor'. Titles are derived from the field of specialty which the individual Lorath has managed to make themselves accomplished in, often a rank is indicated to note the individual's proficiency in the given specialty.
|Example: Electronic Communications Specialist, Third Degree
The Lorath race is split into a number of different castes/houses, each with fundamental differences that set them apart similarly to nationality.
The former House Occhesta was a predominantly male ruled house. The producers of almost all technology that the Lorath use, the race depended on them for the all of the newest technology that will eventually lead them into space. The Occhestan house also had its own special abilities. Able to use limited Psychic abilities (the full extent of all available abilities according to the current restriction) it all depends on the Lorath's personal development. The attitude of the house is almost completely directed towards the development and betterment of the race. Often they are the ones that resolved inter family conflicts, and are the negotiators for the race.
Recent events however have caused the Occhestian house to split, with the vast majority leaving with house leader Zvevda'Esjat 'Truth' Occhesta (along small numbers willing members from the other two houses), thus resulting in those who remained loyal to the Lorath Matriarchy to be dubbed 'New Tur'lista' due to being adopted into the ruling family. Even though they have been adopted into the family, they have no claim at rulership, but they do have a higher social status in Lorath society than the Occhestans, who are no longer recognized as Lorath.
Generally, the New Tur'lista house is the smallest of the three houses in body size. Weaker by far then house Fynneun and the Lmanel house, they make up with their intelligence. They are by far the smartest of the three houses. By sheer numbers the new house is now very small compared to the other houses, with the majority of its members going on to join The Occhestan Republic
House Lmanel, or the Lmanel Caste is a mixed house. No one sex rules it, which opens up opportunities for any to rule. The Lmanel house is seen as the odd house of the three main houses. They work the closest with the slave class, or the previously surface ruling race. They are also the house which watches over and guides in issues dealing with the environment, including animals and natural weather effects. The Lmanels are the Spiritual advisers of the race, often helping when any spiritual question arises. The Lmanel attitudes are dependent heavily upon what animal they bond with, aggressive if the animal is, and tranquil if the animal is tranquil. Their bodies are the same, all dependent on the animal they bond with. Their skill specialties lay within the realm of Minor shape shifting.
House Fynneun or the Fyunnen Caste. This house is the Military of the race; nearly all combatants sent into battle come from this house, and often act as the police for the race. The dominant gender of the house is females, as they were more or less bred for this purpose. The Breeding of the house has led to enhanced muscle structure, stronger bones, heightened sense of hearing, reaction speed, as well as amazing stamina, and a towering height as well. Because of their often extended exiles from the rest of the race due to training or missions, the girls usually turn to their “Sisters” as some say, looking for relief and comfort. If they ever connect with a male, usually the woman is in charge if she is from this house. The attitude of the house usually is slightly aggressive, but at the same time they are very protective, always helping out whom they think to be the one more then likely to lose in a fight, unless they have something to gain from it.
The Lorath ruling house is comprised of two individuals, the High Matriarch, and the High Priest; these two individuals are responsible for leading the three houses and maintaining political balance. The two rulers are also responsible for issuing orders, decrees, and laws. The Ruling House is the symbol of strength and unity for the Lorath people and is highly respected due to their heritage. Currently only two individuals are of the leading house
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